History SpiritualSuccessor / LiveActionTV

13th Dec '17 11:18:03 PM PaulA
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* ''PlanetDinosaur'' is the BBC's way to showcase [[ScienceMarchesOn new information]] learned about dinosaurs after ''Series/WalkingWithDinosaurs'' came out.
* ''MonstersWeMet'' and ''WildNewWorld'' are epilogue series to WWD's sequel series, ''Series/WalkingWithBeasts'', showing CGI Pleistocene megafauna outside of Europe.

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* ''PlanetDinosaur'' ''Series/PlanetDinosaur'' is the BBC's way to showcase [[ScienceMarchesOn new information]] learned about dinosaurs after ''Series/WalkingWithDinosaurs'' came out.
* ''MonstersWeMet'' ''Series/MonstersWeMet'' and ''WildNewWorld'' ''Series/WildNewWorld'' are epilogue series to WWD's sequel series, ''Series/WalkingWithBeasts'', showing CGI Pleistocene megafauna outside of Europe.
27th Nov '17 12:05:27 AM MadAnthony94
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* ''Series/{{Defiance}}'' shares a lot with the earlier ''Film/{{Alien Nation}}'' (including the same creator). Both are based on the premise of man making FirstContact with desperate refugees. The major difference is that in ''Alien Nation'' our relations are reasonably good, while ''Defiance'' starts after a war that devastated the planet.
20th Nov '17 12:29:07 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* The entire Creator/{{FOX}} television network has been called the spiritual successor to the Creator/DuMont network, and not just because it's the "fourth network" in the American TV lineup after [=DuMont=] went bust in 1956, the two remaining owned-and-operated stations (WABD and WTTG) formed the [=DuMont=] Broadcasting Corporation, which grew and became the Metropolitan Broadcasting Company in 1957 and Metromedia in 1961; in 1986, UsefulNotes/RupertMurdoch bought Metromedia's television operations and used them to launch the FOX network.
** Oh, and the Fox Broadcasting Center is right where [=DuMont=] flagship WABD (now WNYW) sits the former [=DuMont=] Tele-Centre, later called the Metromedia Telecenter during that era.

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* The entire Creator/{{FOX}} television network has been called the spiritual successor to the Creator/DuMont network, and not just because it's the "fourth network" in the American TV lineup after [=DuMont=] went bust in 1956, the two remaining owned-and-operated stations (WABD and WTTG) formed the [=DuMont=] Broadcasting Corporation, which grew and became the Metropolitan Broadcasting Company in 1957 and Metromedia in 1961; in 1986, UsefulNotes/RupertMurdoch bought Metromedia's television operations and used them to launch the FOX network.
** Oh, and the
network. The Fox Broadcasting Center is right where [=DuMont=] flagship WABD (now WNYW) sits the former [=DuMont=] Tele-Centre, later called the Metromedia Telecenter during that era.



* ''Series/MrShow'' is often called a spiritual successor to ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus''.

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* ''Series/MrShow'' is often called a spiritual successor to ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus''.''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'' due to its avant-garde sketch comedy format and theme of blending one sketch into another.



** ''Series/TheNightlyShow'' with Larry Wilmore was also this (in fact it took ''The Colbert Report'''s old timeslot) before it was canceled.

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** ''Series/TheNightlyShow'' * ''Series/TheOppositionWithJordanKlepper'' is the spiritual successor to ''Series/TheColbertReport'', with Larry Wilmore Klepper acting as a satirical take on Alex Jones and the alt-right just as Colbert's persona was also this (in fact it took ''The Colbert Report'''s old timeslot) before it was canceled.a parody of Bill O'Reilly and neo-conservativism.



* ''Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'' is one to ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'', both being sitcoms where the entirety of the basic premise is that the main characters are [[UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist terrible people who never learn anything]].

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* ''Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'' is one to ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'', both being sitcoms where the entirety of the basic premise is that the main characters are [[UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist terrible people who never learn anything]]. The elevator pitch for the show was "''Seinfeld'' on crack."
* ''Series/{{Ozark}}'' is often cited as a spiritual successor to ''Series/BreakingBad'', as both focus on a brainy, middle-class family man who plunges into organized crime and gets more than he bargained for.
8th Oct '17 1:54:49 PM nombretomado
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** Actually, ''Glee'' is closer in tune to another Ryan Murphy high school based show, ''{{Popular}}'' (except without the music).

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** Actually, ''Glee'' is closer in tune to another Ryan Murphy high school based show, ''{{Popular}}'' ''Series/{{Popular}}'' (except without the music).
8th Oct '17 9:21:43 AM nombretomado
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* ''Series/TwinPeaks'' was a SpiritualSuccessor to an unrealised Mark Frost/David Lynch plan to dramatise the life of Marilyn Monroe. Both stories featured the mysterious death of a beautiful blonde with a murky secret life, all recounted in a secret diary. Lynch's film ''BlueVelvet'' could also be considered the spiritual ancestor of ''Twin Peaks''.

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* ''Series/TwinPeaks'' was a SpiritualSuccessor to an unrealised Mark Frost/David Lynch plan to dramatise the life of Marilyn Monroe. Both stories featured the mysterious death of a beautiful blonde with a murky secret life, all recounted in a secret diary. Lynch's film ''BlueVelvet'' ''Film/BlueVelvet'' could also be considered the spiritual ancestor of ''Twin Peaks''.
24th Sep '17 12:12:18 PM nombretomado
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*** While BTR might be a successor to 2gether, the short-lived Creator/{{MTV}} sitcom which featured a fictional boy band, that pretty much parodies the popular boy bands of the late 90's, which it seems to also do. You can admit that ''BigTimeRush'' is almost a TakeThat and AffectionateParody to those types of boy bands, whereas 2Gether was just a flat-out TakeThat. Especially considering they basically revived the genre. Not saying that's a good thing, but YMMV.

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*** While BTR might be a successor to 2gether, the short-lived Creator/{{MTV}} sitcom which featured a fictional boy band, that pretty much parodies the popular boy bands of the late 90's, which it seems to also do. You can admit that ''BigTimeRush'' ''Series/BigTimeRush'' is almost a TakeThat and AffectionateParody to those types of boy bands, whereas 2Gether was just a flat-out TakeThat. Especially considering they basically revived the genre. Not saying that's a good thing, but YMMV.
10th Sep '17 9:07:46 AM nombretomado
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* ''Series/AngieTribeca'' is a [[Film/TheNakedGun naked]] attempt to revisit ''Series/PoliceSquad'' in the age of [[Franchise/CSIVerse police procedurals,]] to the point where longtime ZAZ fans will recognize many of the same gags.

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* ''Series/AngieTribeca'' is a [[Film/TheNakedGun naked]] attempt to revisit ''Series/PoliceSquad'' in the age of [[Franchise/CSIVerse [[Series/CSIVerse police procedurals,]] to the point where longtime ZAZ fans will recognize many of the same gags.
9th Sep '17 7:39:31 PM Premonition45
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** Both series also share much in common, at least in the concept of twin relatives with opposing personalities, with ''Series/ThePattyDukeShow''. Also similarly to TPDS, DoveCameron plays both "twin" roles. Patty Duke herself once appeared in an episode as their grandmother and her twin sister.

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** Both series also share much in common, at least in the concept of twin relatives with opposing personalities, with ''Series/ThePattyDukeShow''. Also similarly to TPDS, DoveCameron Creator/DoveCameron plays both "twin" roles. Patty Duke Creator/PattyDuke herself once appeared in an the episode "Grandma-a-Rooney" as their grandmother Janice and her twin sister.sister Hillary.
9th Sep '17 3:36:39 PM nombretomado
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* ''Battle Dome'' to ''AmericanGladiators''. Michael O'Hearn was in both (as Michael O'Dell in the former and as Titan in the latter's revival). Also, Terry Crews' schtick as the ''Old Spice'' spokesman could be a SpiritualSuccessor to his T-Money character on ''Battle Dome''.

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* ''Battle Dome'' to ''AmericanGladiators''.''Series/AmericanGladiators''. Michael O'Hearn was in both (as Michael O'Dell in the former and as Titan in the latter's revival). Also, Terry Crews' schtick as the ''Old Spice'' spokesman could be a SpiritualSuccessor to his T-Money character on ''Battle Dome''.
2nd Sep '17 1:08:16 PM HalcyonDayz
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** Numerous online ''[=MST3K=]''-inspired projects - like ''{{Unskippable}}''.
*** A significant portion of the CausticCritic wave of recent years (including WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd and WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic among others) were directly inspired by ''[=MST3K=]'', with the creators being huge fans; Doug Walker even won a contest to do a Podcast/RiffTrax of ''Disney/TheLionKing''.

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** Numerous online ''[=MST3K=]''-inspired ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000''-inspired projects - like ''{{Unskippable}}''.
*** A significant portion of the CausticCritic wave of recent years (including WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd and WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic among others) were directly inspired by ''[=MST3K=]'', ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'', with the creators being huge fans; Doug Walker even won a contest to do a Podcast/RiffTrax of ''Disney/TheLionKing''.



** ''MST3K'' itself is a spiritual successor to all the various local "creature feature" shows such as Creator/{{Ghoulardi}}'s. On some of these shows, the host would mock the movie while it was running.

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** ''MST3K'' ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' itself is a spiritual successor to all the various local "creature feature" shows such as Creator/{{Ghoulardi}}'s. On some of these shows, the host would mock the movie while it was running.
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